Acclaimed actor and musician Stuart Wolfenden is set to release their debut album Songs From a Common Man. Anyone who prefers their Folk on the Alternative side and with a side serving of mesmerism is going to want to pay attention.
Alt Folk musicians aren’t commonly renowned for their captivating vocals, but with the release of Stuart Wolfenden’s album, that may all be set to change. While we’re sure that each of the singles is just as transfixing as the last, we were only lucky enough to get a sneak peek of their single “One Last Time”. Hit play, and you’ll find yourself imagining what it would sound like if Robbie Williams, Tom Waits and The Babe Rainbow collaborated. With a funky and Psychedelically Eastern feel to the instrumentals, One Last Time broke the monocultural mould which usually constraints Western Folk artists. It is never hyperbole when we say you’ve never heard anything like this before, but with One Last Time, that statement has never been truer.
Adam Banner’s latest single “Rarely Wronge” kicks off with serenely winding Alt Blues Folk acoustic rhythms before their playfully endearing personality pours into the mix.
Vocally, Adam Banner’s distinctive style is somewhere between Jack White’s harmonic accordance and Kurt Cobain’s soul-soaked candid delivery in tacks such as Plateau. Which means you’ll get Blues vocal magnetism with the perfect pinch of pained antagonism.
The chorus in Rarely Wronge is what perennial earworms are made of. Despite the accessibility of Rarely Wronge, Adam Banner found plenty of room for nuanced experimentalism. Alongside the usual staple instruments you’ll need to be prepared to be transfixed by the slide guitar and endeared by the harmonica. Harmonicas may not have the best rep, but you may find your perceptions shattered after listening to Rarely Wronge.
And yes, Adam Banner did purposefully spell the title to his track wrong. That humble and self-defacing humility is just one of the reasons why you’ll be stoked you discovered them as we are.
You can check out Adam Banner’s track Rarely Wronge for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.